Senior Development Officer

Bath and North East Somerset Council
Grade 9 £40,221-£43,421 per annum (£20.85-£22.51 per hour)

Hours: 37 Per Week

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31/03/2025

Service Area: Sustainable Communities

Department: Regeneration & Housing

Bath & North East Somerset Council seeks an ambitious Senior Development Officer to join the Regeneration team. In this career graded post, the successful candidate will be able to progress towards a principal grade within the role on delivery of key milestones, and the post will be extended on successful award of future grant funding.

The Regeneration team has secured over £24m in project delivery funding over the last three years and is now progressing a range of ambitious regeneration schemes in Bath city centre and the nearby towns of Keynsham, Midsomer Norton and Radstock.

The Regeneration Team is excited to be working with Heritage Services to support the delivery of a new Fashion Museum in Bath’s Milsom Quarter and to help facilitate the delivery a Fashion Collection Archive as part of the plan for a new Creative Quarter.

Your role will be to act as a senior project officer, commissioning and overseeing delivery of a range of major commercial and development projects, within the Regeneration team – working with key clients including Heritage Services and partner organisations. You will be able to demonstrate how you can bring your knowledge and experience in planning, urban design or a related field to complex regeneration development lifecycle, including procurement, masterplanning, business case writing, engagement and consultation, land acquisition and planning/development delivery.

Activities will involve working as part of a project team to commission and develop redevelopment schemes for key sites, working on concept plans and outline and full planning applications. You will engage with the development industry to commission and secure high quality development outcomes in Bath and North East Somerset in accordance with the Council’s Vision & Values, Strategy, Policy, and other objectives. 

We are particularly looking for candidates with strong project management skills who are keen to work on funding bids, investment plans and design development to help shape projects such as the Bath Fashion Museum and Creative Quarter.

Bath & North East Somerset lies between the Cotswold and Mendip areas of outstanding natural beauty. The city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built around Britain’s only thermal springs.

This role offers the opportunity for flexible working, with a combination of working from home and office working. Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes’ walk away.


Why B&NES Council?

We offer a wide range of benefits, to ensure that you are paid fairly for your work, have the flexibility to enjoy a great work/life balance, and have the support you need.  These include:

  • A competitive salary package
  • A range of flexible working and hybrid working options, including flexi-time, four regional offices and home-working, dependent on service requirements
  • A generous holiday allowance and special leave provisions
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme – whatever life throws at you; we are committed to supporting you and your well-being at work and home
  • Professional and personal development including in-house training and accredited qualifications including Aspiring Manager and Leadership Development
  • Discount scheme including the VECTIS card that offers numerous local discounts including cycle to work and free entry to numerous local attractions with B&NES


Interested to find out more?

If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Cleo Newcombe-Jones, Regeneration Team Manager, on 01225 477617 or via email


To apply

Please use the online application facility.

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Bath & North East Somerset Council has one overriding purpose – to improve people’s lives. We have four core values which shape every aspect of our working life and how we look to the future. These values are to be Bold, Empowered, Supportive and Transparent.

Please explain in your application how you could incorporate these values into the role you are applying for.

As an equal opportunities employer, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

Interview Date: TBC

Job Reference: 23CORP50077C

Safeguarding Statement:

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.   As part of this commitment anyone working in a post with children or vulnerable groups will be expected to undertake an Enhanced DBS check with/without barred list checks.

Please note the Council operates a policy of prior consideration for roles for any individual on the Council’s at-risk register.  This means should a redeployee express an interest in this role, providing they meet the essential criteria for the role, they will be interviewed before any shortlisting or interviewing of external candidates.

Closing Date
Sunday 24 March 2024